SAP R3 for Everyone: Step-by-Step Instructions, Practical Advice, and Other Tips and Tricks for Working with SAP


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SAP R/3 for Everyone: Step-by-Step Instructions, Practical Advice, and Other Tips and Tricks for Working with SAP
By Jim Mazzullo, Peter Wheatley
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Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: July 15, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-186085-2
Pages: 320
 



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SAP R/3 for Everyone is the nontechnical user's guide to working with SAP R/3, the leading business enterprise software product in the world. Written and road-tested by experienced SAP R/3 users and trainers, this book saves typical SAP R/3 users time and trouble by providing them with the universal skills needed to work with any module of this complex software.

SAP R/3 can be used effectively by anyone who can perform a handful of simple procedures that are employed in nearly every SAP R/3 transaction. The authors explain these procedures in plain English, using illustrations and real-world examples.

After a brief explanation of the architecture and operation of SAP R/3, readers get step-by-step instruction in

  • Logging on and off, managing passwords, and customizing the SAP application window and screens

  • Navigating between screens with menu folders, transaction codes, and the menu bar

  • Setting up customized favorites folders with quick links to the initial screens of transactions and other useful resources

  • Understanding the four basic transaction types

  • Working on initial screens, including tips and techniques for entering codes, searching for codes, customizing initial screens, and using multiple selection screens and selection options

  • Customizing output reports with filters, sorts, sums, and display variants

  • Exporting output reports to Microsoft Excel and Word and e-mailing output reports to other SAP users

Practical and jargon-free, SAP R/3 for Everyone provides readers with the skills and confidence they need to efficiently conduct any business activity with SAP R/3.



book cover
SAP R/3 for Everyone: Step-by-Step Instructions, Practical Advice, and Other Tips and Tricks for Working with SAP
By Jim Mazzullo, Peter Wheatley
...............................................
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: July 15, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-186085-2
Pages: 320
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Praise for SAP R/3 for Everyone
   Acknowledgments
   About the Authors
   Preface
      What Is SAP R/3?
      SAP Transactions
      Organization and Contents of This Book
      Some Words About the Text and Screen Images
   Introduction: Design and Operation of the SAP Application Window
      Menu Bar
      Standard Toolbar
      Title Bar
      Application Toolbar
      Status Bar
      Central Work Area
      Popup Screens
      SAP on the Web
   Part I.  Getting Started
      Lesson 1.  Logging On and Logging Off
      Logging On
      Logging Off
      Lesson 2.  Working With SAP Sessions
      Controlling the Application Window Geometry and Location
      Creating Multiple Application Windows
      Killing a Session
      Customizing the Layout of Application Windows and Screens
      Customizing the SAP Easy Access Screen
      Creating Desktop Shortcuts
      Lesson 3.  Entering User Profile Data
      Lesson 4.  Changing Your Password
      Changing Your Password
   Part II.  Navigating Between Screens
      Lesson 5.  Navigating to Initial Screens With the Menu Folders
      Navigating With the Menu Folders
      SAP and User Menu Folders
      Searching for Transactions
      Lesson 6.  Navigating to Initial Screens With the Favorites Folders
      Working With the Favorites Folders
      Adding Favorites Folders
      Adding Transaction Links to the Favorites Folders
      Adding Web, Intranet, and E-mail Links to the Favorites Folders
      Changing the Names of Favorites Folders and Links
      Deleting Favorites Folders and Links
      Sharing Your Favorites Folders
      Lesson 7.  Navigating to Initial Screens With Transaction Codes
      Navigating With Transaction Codes
      Identifying Transaction Codes
      Searching for Transactions by Transaction Codes
      Lesson 8.  Navigating Between Screens With Menu Bars
      Navigating from the Initial Screen of a Transaction
      Navigating from the Output Screen of a Transaction
      Exploring SAP
   Part III.  Setting Up Initial Screens
      Lesson 9.  Entering Codes and Text
      Tips for Entering Codes and Text
      Lesson 10.  Searching for Codes
      Short Hit List Screens
      Multiple-Tab Search Screens
      Tips for Using Multiple-Tab Search Screens
      Structure Search Tree
      List-Display Search Screens
      Lesson 11.  Entering Codes on Multiple Selection Screens
      Design and Operation of a Multiple Selection Screen
      Using the Multiple Selection Screen: An Example
      Using the Multiple Selection Button
      Lesson 12.  Using Selection Options on Data Entry Fields
      Attaching Selection Options to Data Entry Fields
      What Do the Green Selection Options Do?
      What Do the Red Selection Options Do?
      Lesson 13.  Working With Screen Variants
      Adding Data Entry Fields With the Dynamic Selections Button
      Creating Screen Variants
      Changing a Screen Variant
      Calling Up a Screen Variant
      Deleting a Screen Variant
   Part IV.  Working With Output Reports
      Lesson 14.  Sorting, Filtering, and Summing Up Line-item Reports
      Sorting and Grouping Line-item Reports
      Filtering Line-item Reports
      Summing Up Data Columns in Line-item Reports
      Lesson 15.  Display Variants for Line-item Reports
      Accessing the Display Variant Functions
      The Change Layout Screen
      Creating a Display Variant
      Saving a Display Variant
      Applying a Display Variant
      Deleting a Display Variant
      Working With Display Variants on Other Screens
      Lesson 16.  Exporting Line-item Reports to Microsoft Excel and Word
      Front-Door Exports
      Back-Door Exports
      Lesson 17.  Sending Line-item Reports via SAP E-mail
      The Create Document and Send Screen
      Entering and Searching for the Names of Recipients
      Working With Distribution Lists
      Reading SAP E-mail Messages
      Sending E-mail From the Business Workplace Screen
   Coda: The Basic Transaction Types
      Transaction Type 1: Displaying an Object
      Transaction Type 2: Displaying a List of Related Objects
      Transaction Type 3: Creating an Object
      Transaction Type 4: Changing an Object
   Appendix. SAP 4.7 Job Aids Create a Plant Maintenance Order (IW31)
   Index